Master of Science in Project Management

Master of Science in Project Management

The Ohio University Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program equips individuals with the skills needed to manage projects and keep them within budget and on schedule while meeting specifications and achieving customer satisfaction. With fully online coursework and a required on-campus experience in Athens, OH, this interdisciplinary and applied program provides education to project management professionals from all industries. In addition to earning a master's degree, students can earn certificates through their elective coursework and prepare to earn certifications like PMP®, CAPM®, and others.

The program is intended for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and work in technology, business administration, health sciences, government administration, liberal arts, applied and natural sciences, or engineering and who are current, or aspiring, project management professionals.

100% online coursework

offers flexibility

Tailored curriculum

to fit your career field

Earn certificates

on top of MS degree

Annual conferences

focused on professional development


The MSPM is a 30-credit hour program, delivered in 10 different 7-week courses.

Core Curriculum

All MSPM students must complete these five core courses:

PM 6100 Project Management I
PM 6200 Project Management II
PM 6500 Change and Risk Management
PM 6600 Lean Six Sigma
PM 6800 Project Management Capstone/Thesis


MSPM students select five electives from subject areas including accounting, data analytics, finance, health care, management, and sales. You can work with your advisor to build your own plan. View all electives

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application ($50)
  • U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent, accredited institution, 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Letter of intent
  • All transcripts

At OHIO, we understand that success can't be measured with a single benchmark. If your undergraduate GPA does not meet the 3.0 threshold for program admissions, and you have accrued professional experience you'd like considered with your application, submit your resume to, which will be reviewed by the program director. He will respond via email within two business days to notify you if you are eligible for a GPA program application waiver.

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 PMP® and CAPM® are registered marks of The Project Management Institute, Inc.

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